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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Wasn't sure where to put this but just came here to rant about how utterly disgusting Alpro plain yoghurt still is. I was hoping to find the new Joya one in Sainsburys today but they didn't have it so I picked up a pot of Alpro forgetting just how sweet it is. Honestly in a blind taste test i'd think it was vanilla. And now my VCON tempeh tacos are going to taste of vanilla. Sad face.

I got a pot of the Alpro pouring yoghurt they do as it was short-date reduced and it tastes like the plain stuff used to before they started making it sweet and vanillary! Also, it was quite thick (because of the short date?). I would buy it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Efcliz wrote:
Wasn't sure where to put this but just came here to rant about how utterly disgusting Alpro plain yoghurt still is. I was hoping to find the new Joya one in Sainsburys today but they didn't have it so I picked up a pot of Alpro forgetting just how sweet it is. Honestly in a blind taste test i'd think it was vanilla. And now my VCON tempeh tacos are going to taste of vanilla. Sad face.


Yes, I wish I'd read this earlier- when I first had it I thought it tasted quite plain but today I realised there is a big difference between using it on super sweet granola or using it on tonight's chilli. It was an interesting (disgusting) meal!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:11 am 
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Went in Sainsbury's and found some mushroom risotto paste, and also a creamy dill salad dressing, which surprised me to be vegan. Generally 'creamy' things equal animal excretions.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Waitrose fizzy laces appear to be vegan:

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Sugar, glucose-fructose syrup, wheat flour, acid (malic acid, citric acid), dextrose, vegetable oil (palm oil), flavouring, fruit extract (apple), plant extracts (pumpkin, radish, tomato), antioxidants (ascorbic acid, tocopherol-rich extract)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:12 am 
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VanillaDoe wrote:
mushroom risotto paste

I looked this up and it appears (online at least) to be down from £1.79 to 50p - was it reduced in your branch?

Thanks for sharing the salad dressing find too, as you say I would not normally think to check anything marked creamy.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:32 am 
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I can't remember if it was reduced, I don't think it was, but that was much earlier in the week! I always seem to check anything 'just in case' especially if it doesn't say outright the ingredients on the front - sometimes you strike lucky :)
But with that said, I also need to remember to just check things which you would assume to be vegan - such as ASDA's tomato ketchup. Which contains milk products- I mean seriously what is the point.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Smart price asda ketchup is vegan though!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:13 pm 
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VanillaDoe wrote:
Went in Sainsbury's and found some mushroom risotto paste, and also a creamy dill salad dressing, which surprised me to be vegan. Generally 'creamy' things equal animal excretions.

I finally tried the mushroom risotto paste. It's pretty good as a base, but I don't think I'd use it as the only seasoning in a risotto. But it makes it a lot quicker and easier.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:51 pm 
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Found a satay stir fry sauce in Sainsbury's! I've not tried it yet, but I thought it was worth a mention seeing as most satay sauces you see have fish and/or milk in them!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:28 pm 
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So, that satay sauce wasn't too bad really. I'd probably get it again, but I do prefer my satay sauces to literally just be like runny sweet peanut butter. I went into a larger Waitrose today, and had the Pudology desserts, I picked up two, a strawberry one and a chocolate one. I also picked up some iced Belgian buns since they were only £1 and appeared vegan also.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:42 am 
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Exciting about the Pudology at Waitrose, I thought it was only available online. I had a banofee pie one from Vx which was nice considering I don't really like banana flavoured things (it was the only on ethey had). Also was it an own brand satay sauce at Sainsburys?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:43 am 
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Co-op have vegan iced donuts. They are pretty shiitake though.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:52 am 
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baps wrote:
Co-op have vegan iced donuts. They are pretty shiitake though.

I kinda liked them. They weren't brilliant, but they're better than nothing. I guess I like them because they're closer to the type of donuts I grew up eating, as opposed to the filled donuts (which aren't the same as the American filled donuts I used to eat).

Now I want donuts. Also, I want to go around the US comparing vegan donuts. Maybe I should do a Kickstarter.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
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I thought they were really bready and dry and the icing was super watery.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:10 am 
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rentaghost wrote:
Exciting about the Pudology at Waitrose, I thought it was only available online. I had a banofee pie one from Vx which was nice considering I don't really like banana flavoured things (it was the only on ethey had). Also was it an own brand satay sauce at Sainsburys?



We live near a 'Little Waitrose' and I have not seen them there ... that is making me quite cross ...

Anne
(who wants some pudding! right now!)

p.s. at work where I have just been given MORE work to do but will be paid over-time for it - I do not WANT to do it! I like to go home at the end of the day to eat pudding!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Supermarket Items
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:10 am 
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There were plain and fruit Blackfriars flapjacks in Aldi today for 49p, with a big 'suitable for vegans' sticker on them. They were pretty tasty, nothing special but good for a cheap and filling snack.


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baps wrote:
I thought they were really bready and dry and the icing was super watery.

Maybe you got an off batch. I didn't think mine were bready and the icing seemed pretty standard. I might have to get more to test this out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:56 am 
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There were plain and fruit Blackfriars flapjacks in Aldi today for 49p, with a big 'suitable for vegans' sticker on them. They were pretty tasty, nothing special but good for a cheap and filling snack.


I saw some on offer in the Co-op the other week but at 400cals per bar I decided not to...they're not super tasty anyway.


As for supermarket things, Sainsbury's do "Lime infused dried mango"
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baps wrote:
I thought they were really bready and dry and the icing was super watery.

Maybe you got an off batch. I didn't think mine were bready and the icing seemed pretty standard. I might have to get more to test this out.

Yeah Jojo and I did wonder if they were maybe a day old or something. They were pretty stale.

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rachell37 wrote:
baps wrote:
I thought they were really bready and dry and the icing was super watery.

Maybe you got an off batch. I didn't think mine were bready and the icing seemed pretty standard. I might have to get more to test this out.



but of course ... quality control testing! with a complete report to be submitted to us ...

Anne who passes a Co-Op on her way to work & could be tempted to stop ...


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rentaghost wrote:
Also was it an own brand satay sauce at Sainsburys?

Yup!


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We live near a 'Little Waitrose' and I have not seen them there ... that is making me quite cross ...



I actually only live near (an hours walk away) a little Waitrose too so it wont be a regular thing for me, I'd just gotten the train to Chichester that day and decided to have a nose about in their store.

The puddings seem to struggle to last till their use by date, they seem to sprout little tufts of white mould. I just scooped it off and ate the pudding anyway, but whatever the rest of it was fine. The chocolate one is my favourite so far, it is like eating the inside of a truffle.


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The puddings seem to struggle to last till their use by date, they seem to sprout little tufts of white mould.

You should email Cat & The Cream, she would want to know this - it's still a very small company with owner Cat at the helm. If it happens to other people they'll stop buying and/or complain and Waitrose might stop stocking them.

I looked for the satay sauce yesterday and couldn't find any satay sauce where I feel sure they should be, despite it being a large branch. Strange.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:01 pm 
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The satay sauce is in a pouch with all the other stir fry sauces, if that's any more help.
Cat & The Cream is the company which does Pudology?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:09 am 
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Oh no, sorry VanillaDoe, I'm getting confused. Cat has started doing a similar product and that's what I had in my mind when I read that post about the mould as she sells her cupcakes through Waitrose.
But Pudology is also a small company and I bet they'd be glad to know about it too! (And it was a Pudology banoffee pie I had at Vx!)

Thanks for the extra sauce info. That's where I was looking. I'll check another time as they usually have at least one satay sauce (or another branch).


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